New tennis recital of a Halep that returns to a new final more than a year later. The one from Constanza has yielded only one game in their semifinal match and after shining they will fight for the title at the Transylvania Open. It will be the best possible final between the local idol and Kontaveit who has just won at the WTA Moscow and the place to the WTA Finals is played.
Simona Halep returns to a new WTA final in the tournament in her country after giving up only one game to Marta Kostyuk and giving an authentic tennis exhibition that serves to reach your first final since lifting the title in Rome in September last year. The Romanian tennis player continues to leave better feelings as the rounds go by and showing that she still has tennis to fight with the best on the circuit.
The Romanian tennis player came from two games without excessive problems in the Cluj tournament on slow courts that adapt wonderfully to her counterattack tennis. The two had met less than a month ago at the Indian Wells tournament with Halep’s victory in two sets, and this time the script was no different. The former world number 1 has once again imposed her tennis against a Kostyuk who He has once again found himself unable to stop the tennis he had in front of the net and that has made him commit many errors as a result of his frustration at being faced with an impossible.
Halep `on fire´ before Kostyuk in the WTA Cluj
The first set has been dominated from the beginning by Simona Halep. The Romanian has imposed her best tennis from the first moment, aware of the opportunity she had to stand in a new final and before her people. From the first hit it has been seen that Simona has played with one more gear against a Kostyuk who has not been found at any point in the match and being unable to impose her direct and aggressive tennis. The result of the first set has perhaps been somewhat bulky, but the 6-0 has reflected the difference on the court between the two today.
The second set started with the same story as the first. The Romanian took little time to regain control of the second set and has grown as the match progressed and her tennis remained at a very high level in the second set. The breaks have fallen like slabs on the young Ukrainian, who has been totally desperate and frustrated at the level shown by the Romanian tennis player. Another point in Halep’s favor in the game has been his good service, which has not given up again throughout the game and playing with a high percentage of first serves.
After just over an hour of the game the score was a resounding 6-0 6-1, and making it clear who has been the absolute dominator on the purple court in Cluj. Tomorrow awaits Anett Kontaveit in a new final with a lot at stake, and if the Estonian wins Halep she would get her place in the Teachers’ Cup to be played in Guadalajara.